|Type||Short duration course, short course|
|Nominal duration||7.8.-23.8.2018 (6 ECTS)|
EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28.2.2018
Expenses for Special Courses
A minimum of 2 years of university-level studies is required for all courses. See course-specific requirements below >> target students.
All courses are taught in English. Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, all students must be fluent in English. A good command of English is necessary for completing the course (following teaching, participating in classroom discussions, writing essays) as well as managing day-to-day matters in Finland. An applicant can be rejected if his/her level of English is not deemed equivalent to the standards.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
In this course, we present and discuss digital storytelling as an innovative way to teach and do research in the educational sciences with the use of social media and connective technologies. In order to explain what new it brings into teaching and research, we will look into digital storytelling as a 21st century metaphor and analyze the term along the principles of metaphor theory. To this end, we will cover theoretical frameworks of metaphor in language, thought and communication. For the practical part, we will focus on how to select and use the social platforms that fit our needs and purposes. To this end, we will practice with building up and sharing online digital stories that are both contextualized and meaningful, and grounded within a solid background.
The main focus areas of the course will include:
a. Digital storytelling as a 21st century metaphor
b. The narrative element in telling digital stories
c. The social and technical agents in digital storytelling
d. Teaching for facilitating collaborative work with digital technologies
e. Digital storytelling for empowerment: innovation, voice & ethics
The participants will be able to:
- Tell what the metaphorical use of digital storytelling is like
- Integrate a theoretically-based, contextualized use of digital storytelling in teaching and research
- Use narrative elements to construct a digital story
- Design and put in action a digital storytelling project
- Build their own digital stories
Course format and teaching methods
The course consists of lectures and workshops, and involvement in individual and collaborative assignments and group work.
Master’s and Doctoral students who are interested to integrate digital technologies in their research work and thesis and wish to get a hold of a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of the area. Also, teachers or advanced students-teachers who want to integrate communicative practices into research-based teaching with digital technologies.
Professor Hannele Niemi (scientific) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Mari Tervaniemi (administrative) email@example.com
Dr Marianna Vivitsou (scientific & pedagogical) firstname.lastname@example.org
You may contact the course coordinators with questions concerning the course content.
With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer Schoool or the application process, please contact email@example.com.
If you need a visa, please apply 31st of May the latest.
NB! The application deadline is June 26th, 2018. However the students of the University of Helsinki may apply until July 20th, 2018.